June 14, 2010

Word curses!!!

Speak life!!!

The other night, as I prayed for someone I had to forgive, God reminded me of all the word curses I had spoke over this person. I wept and was broken as God showed me what happened in the spiritual realm every time I spoke negatively about this person.

As a Christian, I am instructed time and time again in the Bible to be careful of my words, whether they are spoken about myself or about another person. But what happens is that when I am hurt, I am very loose with my words. Although I have grown much in this area, I realized I have much more to grow.

In my hurt, I think I have a right to vent and say the things I do. I justify it as just "needing to get it out!" Have you ever been there???

There was a period in my life where I just had to "get it out" with everyone I knew. People needed to know certain things about certain people, and I clearly made it known to whomever I could. I "needed" to protect people. I "needed" to be known as the "good" person in the situation. I "needed" to justify myself...

The Bible says, "Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen." (Ephesians 4:29 NIV)

Now, if you are like me, then you probably think, "I am pretty careful with my words." I know I thought I was before God showed me what He did. I mean I am always encouraging someone.
Let me ask you something...

Have you ever talked about "that" person as if they were hopeless?

Are they just soooo "worthless"?

Will "they" EVER "get it"?

Do you think they are "unable to change"?

Do you pray God's vengeance on them?

Are you unable to say any positive about them?

Do you roll your eyes when you hear their name?

Do they "always" mess up?

Do you give your friend "that look" when they show up?


O-kay, if God has got something to say to you through this, I think this list is sufficient.

You have a judgment over this person,
and because of that, you have cursed that person!

Don't think so?????

Did a person or a situation come to your mind
as you read the list above?

If yes, then you have given that person a judgment, and I am sorry, but you are holding that person in spiritual bondage!

If you don't like what you are reading so far, you are not going to like the rest of this. God has been opening my eyes to many spiritual truths lately as I have been seeking healing in some areas of my life. I have been on a path of forgiveness for awhile now, and at times, the pain is so intense, I feel like I cannot breathe...(BUT God...please do not stop because it is bringing TRUTH and freedom to my life!)

God created EVERYTHING with the words of His mouth!!!

He spoke...things came to life!

When Jesus spoke His last words on the cross,
it brought death!

The tongue has the power of life and death...Proverbs 18:21

When a person was blessed or cursed in the Bible, it was usually done through the words of someone's mouth, whether it be from God or another person. Today, we bless and curse others with the words of our mouth, but tend to justify it as anything BUT what it is.

I can think of one person who I have REPEATEDLY pegged as a failure! That person would NEVER get it! That person really would never change! That person was so stuck in life that no matter what happened, He would always be messing someone's life up! "Told ya so!", I have said time and time again regarding this person.

MAJOR CONVICTION came as I forgave him!!!

MAJOR REPENTANCE came as God showed me
what my words have done!!!

MAJOR SORROW flooded me as God showed me
the shackles around this man because of MY words!!!

MAJOR PEACE came to me as I prayed
blessing after blessing on him and his family!

Now imagine what everyone else's words on top of MINE have done to this man! Picture this: A chain is put on this man EVERY time I speak ill of him. How chained do you think He is? At one point, He becomes a captive...(not his fault). Now he starts acting (his fault) like a prisoner because he feels the spiritual chains and believes he deserves to be imprisoned (Satan's lie!). His actions bring shackles to him because they are ungodly (his fault). I then put more chains on him with my words..(My fault)...He then starts adding bars around his cell because of actions (his fault). It continues on and on as his actions reaffirm to me (and him!!!) that he indeed will always fail! See how the enemy is winning?!?!?!?

What would happen if I asked God to break the chains around him that I placed there with my words? Granted, I cannot take back my words, BUT I can pray that God would break the curses that went along with the words, therefore breaking the chains that I put around him. How do you think this will make him feel? Do you think he will feel lighter? Less captivated? Do you think he will start to feel more hopeful? If you have any clue about the spiritual realm around you, then you will KNOW this will make a difference.

When people begin to feel hope, they begin to trust God more. When they can trust God more, they begin to allow Him to work in their lives. When they begin to allow God to work in their lives, they begin to change. When they begin to change, the spiritual atmosphere around them begins to change. When the spiritual atmosphere around them begins to change, people begin to wonder what's up? When people begin to wonder what's up, lives become transformed because of the testimony of their life! When people become transformed, revival begins to start. When revival starts.....

Get the picture???

What I have shared here is a revelation the Holy Spirit is showing me. I know it is going to ruffle a few feathers. I know it may seem far fetched. I know it may not be popular, but because I KNOW THAT I KNOW THAT I KNOW that this is what God is showing me, I am willing to take the risk of being unpopular.

So maybe you do not necessarily agree with this... I challenge you to begin looking at the mention of blessings and curses in the Bible. How are they given? Why are they given? What happens to the people who are either blessed or cursed? Can they be lifted or changed? Can a person who was once cursed be blessed? Can a person who was once blessed be cursed? Do a Bible search on the word "blessing/bless" and then one for "curse" and then another for "words" or "speak". What happened to someone in the Bible who was blessed, instead of cursed? What happened to someone's lineage or life after God lifted a curse that was on them?

Dear Heavenly Father, I thank You for the message You have given me to share here. You have given me a huge revelation lately, and I am honored, yet somewhat apprehensive about sharing it, so I pray that YOU would take out anything that isn't YOUR TRUTH...any words or meanings that are not YOURS. I pray that YOU would stir up people's heart to receive everything that YOU want them to out of this message. I pray YOU would bring the right people to this blog who need to hear this message. I pray that YOU would shine Your light down on this message and magnify it for YOUR glory.

I know the words I have spoken against people are not pleasing to You, but now I know why those words were not pleasing. Not only have I hurt Your heart, but I have also thrown arrows aimlessly into people's lives. I repent of that and I pray that You would help me to bless instead of curse. I pray that You would help me to love instead of hate. I pray that You would help me to release instead of hold on. I pray that You would help me to edify, instead of tear down. I pray that You would help me to speak LIFE into people's lives, especially in the lives of people who I have thought and spoke of so horribly!

Remind me that as I bless people who I would rather speak ill of, Your kingdom actually gets blessed! Your kingdom then grows! The enemy then loses power and hold on people's lives! And YOU get the glory!!! This life is not about me or my rights or about how well I may or may not look...But about YOU!!! This life is about YOU and Your Kingdom and Your power and glory!

Please show me when I have formed a judgment about someone. Please stop me mid-sentence, if necessary, if I am about to speak negative about someone. Remind me of situations and words I have spoken that have cursed someone, so that I can bring it to Your throne, so that it can be broken in Jesus' name! And please BLESS, BLESS, BLESS those who I have wronged with my words.

Thank You for Your forgiveness and grace...
Help me to bestow that same thing to others...
In Jesus' name, Amen

The Lord is compassionate & gracious, slow to anger,
abounding in love. He will not always accuse,
nor will He harbor His anger forever;
He does not treat us as our sins deserve
or repay us according to our iniquities.
Psalm 103:8-10

Ephesians 4:29 in The Amplified Version of the Bible is worded this way:

Let no foul or polluting language,
nor evil word nor unwholesome or worthless talk
[ever] come out of your mouth,
but only such [speech] as is good and beneficial
to the spiritual progress of others,
as is fitting to the need and the occasion,
that it may be a blessing and give grace (God's favor)
to those who hear it.


Tracy said...

That is powwwwerful! Such an important message.

Herself said...


Don't even give it a second thought--what others may or may not think. This post is true and so needful. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

This truly is a powerful message. Thank you for posting it. I'd never thought of it that way before though the Lord has been convicting me on speaking ill of someone who has hurt me so deeply. I have been doing better (with His help) though sometimes I fail. When I fail, I just have to start back up where I left off. Sooooo grateful for God's mercy and forgiveness even when I don't deserve it!

Cindy Jones said...

A good friend of mine sent me a link to your site. Thank you so much for stepping out of your comfort zone and speaking what God had put on your hear. So needful for all of us to remember to put a watch over our mouths.

Anonymous said...

FAbulous article.. What you need to also know is that the bondage you place on the person you curse is ALSO placed upon YOU! You receive a mark of sin each time you gossip about others or think bad of others.. Yes it happens also when you only think bad.. If it is a strong enough thought that is.. Thanks for telling this.. I've known this a long time but the truth of it can only be shown by god.

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